There are all kinds of wonderful ways to moisturize your hands in the harshest months of the year. Most of those ways involve purchasing a pricey hand cream or gel gloves or going to get a paraffin wax treatment. What if I told you there was a way for you to soften your hands without all of that? What if I told you that you could whip up a solution to solve your seasonal hand dryness right there in your own kitchen?
Allow me to introduce you to Natural Beauty Alchemy, a new recipe book by Fifi M. Maacaron that offers you a road map to making your own organic cleansers, creams, serums and shampoos. The recipes themselves are pretty easy, and often the ingredients can be found in your kitchen! Take for example, her Weather Shield Mask. It’s intended as a winter rescue remedy for dry and rough hands. Read on for the recipe!
Weather Shield Mask by Fifi M. Maacaron
4 small potatoes, peeled, cooked, and mashed
1 ounce (30 ml) heavy cream
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
10 drops (0.5 ml) vitamin E
1. Mix the above ingredients well until a uniform paste is formed.
2. Spread the mask on your hands and rub in well to help the fats from the cream and oil penetrate the skin.
3. Keep this mask on for a few minutes; then rinse off with warm water. Follow with a hand moisturizer.
Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.